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emotional disturbance

a fear-, anxiety-, or other emotionally based condition that results in maladaptive behavior—ranging from withdrawal and isolation to acting out and aggression—and adversely affects an individual’s academic and social functioning. Children with a longstanding condition that meets specified criteria, such as the inability to form satisfactory relationships with peers and teachers, are considered to have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) that constitutes a disability under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

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March 2nd 2024

cued recall

cued recall

a type of memory task in which an item to be remembered is presented for study along with a cue and the participant subsequently attempts to recall the item when given the cue.